November 18-20, 2016
The Lazy E Arena
Guthrie, OK

Alpacas and Sustainable Agriculture

Alpacas of Oklahoma is excited to announce that for 2016, the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff will again be at the  fabulous Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, OK.  The 2013 Blastoff proved that our move to the Fall and to the Lazy E Arena was the correct choice, and is now the permanent date and time for the show.  And for the road warriors out there, you have the opportunity to string a very exciting and competitive series of fall shows starting with the Illinois Alpaca Show (Grayslake), then the ABR Fall Festival, and finishing with the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff.  This year's theme is Alpacas and Sustainable Agriculture. We have expanded our vendor opportunities to support Sustainable Agriculture, Agritourism, and Made In Oklahoma (MIO) goods and services.

A-OK promises the same friendly show you have been accustomed to.  2016 show fees have slightly gone up, and we feel that we still offer one of the best values of any show around.  In addition, our Sponsorship Levels and Benefits remain exactly the same as previous shows, with no price increases, making them an even greater value and the best sponsorship benefits of any show around.  The fleece show is once again offering “enter 3 and the 4th is FREE”. 

 Alpacas of Oklahoma invites you to add the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff to your list of Fall shows for 2016. It’s a decision you won’t regret.

Click HERE for Online Halter and Fleece Entries

 

 

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A-OK ALPACA BLAST OFF

November 18-20, 2016

The Lazy E Arena

GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA

Information sheet

Click for printable version of Information Sheet

Event Coordinator:  Sheila Robinson (405) 226-9005 s2robin@sbcglobal.net  

Halter Show Superintendent: Bob Erickson (918) 357-1809 baalpacas@gmail.com 

Fleece Show Superintendent:   Sherry Alpert (405) 912-0062 Ssilver809@aol.com

Photo Contest Coordinator:  Janice Robinson (405) 590-5720 Jralpacas@aol.com

 


click for 2016 Blastoff Price List

Show Schedule:

 

Hand-Delivered Fleece:  Must be received by Thursday,November 17, 2016 5:00PM

Arrival starts:    Friday November 18, 2016 10:00 a.m.

In Place by:        Friday November 18, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Release:              Sunday November 20, 2016 at end of show

 

Friday November 18, 2016

8:00 a.m.  Fleece judging
               

10:00 a.m. Check in starts

5:00 p.m.  Meet & Greet with Herdsire Showcase

7:00 p.m. Check-in ends

 

Saturday November 19, 2016

8:00 a.m.           Mandatory judges meeting

9:00 a.m.           Male halter classes (Ring 1), Female halter classes (Ring 2)

12:00 p.m.         Lunch / Lunch and Learn in the Cantina, with Dr. Steve Hull.

1:00 p.m.           Halter Classes Continue
                       

5:00 p.m. (or so)  Suri Network Rally after showrings close

6:00 p.m.           The Fall Harvest Banquet and Live Auction

 

Sunday, November 20, 2016

 

9:00 a.m.           Production Classes

Halter Classes Resume after Production

1:00 p.m.           Lunch (judges’ discretion)

1:30 p.m.           Halter classes resume (if necessary)

 

  1. All classes will be governed by the current AOA Show Division handbook. Classes may be combined accordingly.
  2. A copy of the ARI Certificate of each alpaca entered in the show must be provided.
  3. Each entering Ranch must complete and submit a Disclosure Statement which can be downloaded from this link .
  4. BVDV PCR negative test (or VI negative if before 1/1/2010) for all alpacas will be required for entry to the Exposition Center and must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health papers). Direct all BVDV questions to Michael Alpert:  405  990-8205 or awesomealpacas@aol.com
  5. All alpacas attending the show, even those not competing, must be 6 months of age, be ARI registered, micro chipped and have health papers issued within 30 days of the last day of the event.  The alpaca’s name, micro chip number, and negative BVDV via PCR or VI (VI prior to 1/1/2010) must be listed on the health papers.  A copy of ALL health papers must be provided for the show office to keep on permanent record.
  6. Entries in the Get of Sire or Produce of Dam classes are made in the name of the Sire/Dam. A copy of the Sire/Dam ARI certificate must be provided along with the names of the alpacas showing in the class and the name(s) of their owners. Sire/Dam is not required to attend event.
  7. All alpacas entered in group/production classes must be eligible and entered in their respective halter class. A reduced fee is required for Breeder’s Best 3. Get of Sire and Produce of Dam classes incur an entry fee in the name of the Sire or Dam.
  8. Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued if requested in writing by October 27, 2015.  No refunds will be made for any reason after October 31 2016.  No alpaca substitutions may be made after October 31, 2016. 

 

Electricity is provided as part of the stall fee.  The LazyE provides distribution panels.  Exhibitors will need to provide their own extension cords.  A 50' 10ga extension cord is recommended, along with a multi-outlet power strip to support your electrical needs.

Stalls are 10’x10’ with compacted dirt floor. Stall Mats are recommended to go on the compacted dirt. Recommended stalling is 4 juveniles or 3 yearlings/adults per 10x10 stall.  Keep in mind that the safety and well-being of your alpacas is your responsibility, when you choose how many you will put in one stall.  All stalls have electricity with water and waste receptacles nearby.  The arena and the stalling area are all under one roof.  RV hook-up are on the grounds. Hook-up is $25 per night and includes water and electricity.  There is a dump station. A hose y-splitter is recommended, as water hook-ups are shared.  The Lazy E Arena is located north of Oklahoma City on I-35, Exit 151, Seward Road. Go East 4.5 miles and look for signs for the Lazy E.  If using GPS, set your destination to 5200 E Forrest Hills Rd., Guthrie, OK. This will bring you right to the Lazy E front gate.  For more information go to www.lazye.com .

All Halter and Fleece Entries must be done On Line at www.alpacablastoff.com

All Entry Fees, ARI Certificates, Permission To Show Forms, and Disclosure Statements for HALTER ENTRIES must be mailed to Bob Erickson, 7601 South 241st East Ave., Broken Arrow, OK 74014.

All Entry Fees, ARI Certificates, Permission to Show Forms, and Disclosure Statements for FLEECE ENTRIES must be mailed to Sherry Alpert, 11800 S. Hiwassee Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73165.

All checks should be made payable to Alpacas Of Oklahoma, Inc.